This week, President Donald Trump did something that most Americans believe is a triumph of common sense. By removing the Obama administration’s transgender bathroom policy -- which mandated that public schools allow students to use the facility corresponding to their gender identity instead of their biological gender -- he made it less likely that young girls, for example, might be exposed to adult male genitalia.
On Twitter, condescending liberals (oh but I repeat myself) decided to gnash their digital teeth, lamenting the fact that transgendered people won't feel comfortable going into the bathroom of their choice. For example, CNN's Christopher Cuomo asked, "so what if your kid were xgender? tell them to suck it up? tell them to accept they are an 'other'. good luck with that."
In response to this, @PurportedPundit asked a very good question. "What do you tell a 12 year old girl who doesn't want to see a penis in the locker room?"
Cuomo's response was jaw-dropping: "i wonder if she is the problem or her overprotective and intolerant dad? teach tolerance."
What? Tolerance to penis exposure? This caused one writer at National Review to scratch his head.
Not long ago, if school policies purposefully exposed girls to male genitals, they’d be subject to a backbreaking sexual harassment lawsuit. Suddenly, however, “tolerance” looks a lot like indecent exposure, and indecent exposure is what freedom looks like. This is beyond strange. I’m certain Cuomo would still object to a member of the football team walking straight into a girl’s locker room and disrobing, but he not only doesn’t object to the exact same anatomical features if they’re attached to a trans “girl,” he condemns those who feel uncomfortable.
He goes on to say that if we can't rally around the idea that twelve year old girls should not be forced to see male private parts, then there's no hope for our nation.